region. rain will slowly make its way toward the eastern u.s. so toward the east coast, so flash floods are going to be a big concern. out west we've got more potent storm moving across the upper mississippi river valley and the plains, so the risks of severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes will continue for the next 24 hours or so. back behind, dry out toward the west, and we've got wildfire reported in many locations, and conditions are quite critical, particularly in montana, wyoming, south dakota, as well as nebraska. in terms of temperatures, heat is hanging on from chicago down toward houston, getting up to 31 in chicago and 40 degrees in oklahoma city, and 36 degrees in houston on wednesday. all right, finally, let's go over to europe. we have a large low pressure system affecting the scandinavian peninsula. this is quite powerful in terms of winds.